Craftsman 7.5 amp 4-1/8'' Bench Top Planer/Jointer (21789)Item# 00921789000 | Model# 21789
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7.5-Amp 4-1/8-Inch Bench Top Planer/Jointer Delivers Professional Cutting
People who are outfitting their work spaces can't go wrong with the Craftsman 7.5-amp 4-1/8-inch bench top planer/jointer. Whether you are a homeowner who likes to take on a few projects a year during your spare time or you have a full-time construction company, this bench top jointer/planer is a great option. Craftsman delivers only high-quality gear, ensuring that every job you do with their tools looks professional.
The 4-1/8-inch bench top planer/jointer features a granite table and fence system. The fence adjusts from 90 degrees to 45 degrees for chamfer and bevel cuts, offering job flexibility. With a flat, smooth, hard surface, you get accurate cuts every time. Users can surface the face or the edge of their boards up to 4-1/8-inch wide, while a 7.5-amp universal motor delivers more power, allowing you to tackle tough jobs with ease.
- Surface boards like a pro with the Craftsman 7.5-amp 4-1/8 in. bench top planer/jointer
- Cutterhead rotates at 9,250 RPM for precision milled edges
- Granite table and fence offer a flat, smooth, hard surface for accurate cutting
- 90-degree to 45-degree fence adjustment range for bevel and chamfer cuts
- Two high-speed steel blades are reversible
- Rear dust collection chute fits 2-1/2" wet /dry vac hose (not included)
- Includes push blocks
- 4.125 in. wide
- Weighs 57 lbs.
- Some assembly required
- Comes with a general one-year warranty
Added on October 07, 2009
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Most Helpful Reviews
I purchased this joiner about a year ago. It has preformed well. However, last week I broke the blade guard. I have tried to order a new one and found out the part I needed has been discontinued. A $11.06 part is preventing me from using a $250 machine. Avoid, Avoid, Avoid. I am finding out that the Craftsman name is not as honorable as it once was.
Rio Dell, CA
Good value, workmanship is good as is the finish, not a high production machine, but very appropriate for home workshop. Just what I was looking for. Would not hesitate to recommend.
A few people are seriously complaining in reviews that the fence was too far back from the blade, and I had the same problem. Here's the solution: a washer. I used a washer in between the upright mounting brackt and the fence itself and the problem was solved. I know you shouldn't have to do this on a brand new product, but this was such a simple fix I can't believe anyone who operates machinery wouldn't think of that, let alone return it to the store because of it. Aside from that, it was very smooth running; I didn't even have to clamp it to the table to use. For the $200 or so dollars, it is well worth it! I don't usually bother to review products but since I spent a lot of time searching for a good one, I thought I'd share and maybe take some guesswork out of it for others.
I bought this hoping for the best, but no matter what I tried I could not get a straight edge. The wood kept getting caught between the blade the the metal plate it attaches to. At one point I set the infeed to the highest level which should have resulted in minimal contact with the blade but what happened was frightening. I suddenly saw a spark and the machine started to vibrate rigorously. What happened was that the blade actually flew off and the screws holding it in place were stripped away. As you might expect, I returned it. At one point Sears told me I hade to contact Craftsman for a refund. When I contacted Craftsman they told me i had to work through Sears. Luckily one of the Store managers agreed to refund my purchase.
I bought the planer/jointer for small objects with boards not longer than 3 feet that need joining. It serves the purpose. It's light enough to be moved around, but solid enough not to shake or wobble in operation. There is a very thin ridge though that remains on the edge of the boards where the blade does not extend all the way to the fence.
I have not had an opportunity to utilized my new purchase. However, after reading the reviews and my past experience with Craftsman, I am not concerned with the performance. I do want to say that Sears service is excellent. I had the tool within 3 days of ordering and confirmation. I've never had to worry about this. I am looking forward to getting in the shop and using it.
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After a rocky start with a broken feed table in shipping and a fast resolution of the problem with great customer service I am very pleased with this tool. I use it primarily as a planer on a variety of woods that include pine, cedar, oak, cherry and teak in the milling process of folk instrument blanks and the lengths never exceed 26" and are normally 2"x3" thickness and width. The one thing I do not like about it is the feed table height adjustment and the peel and stick height indicator label. At for straight edge and good metal ruler works best for accuracy. I also found it necessary to level the feed table with a metal washer under the table on the single screw close to the cutting blades. As well as on the two bolts on the adjustable fence to locate it over the feed table properly which .I read about in reviews before making the purchase. So this was no surprise. It cuts beautifully and has plenty of power for my work. I did have to get a better shop vac and dedicate it to this tool. My small one could not keep up with the job. Since I will be keeping the table in one height position 99% of the time the height adjustment is of little concern to me but it may be to others. The only reason I rated it good was because of the things I mentioned in paragraph two above. Had those problems had not existed I would have rated it excellent. On the positive side I was 100% satisfied with the customer service to resolve the damage problem. It was first rate and very fair. I needed this tool for a job immediately and elected to get a refund for the cost of a new feed table and keep the tool. I made a temporary replacement feed table from wood and got the job done in time.
Warner Robins, GA
I have had this jointer for about two months now, and I am very satisfied with its overall performance. Like many others, I have had to shim out the fence with a couple of washers placed behind the fence face in order to get it flush with the granite bed of the jointer, but no big deal. I love the granite bed, which tells me that it is made for Craftsman by Steel City, as they are the only ones I know of that offer granite surfaces on a lot of their equipment. This is a definite plus for this jointer, as I have seen many a jointer with cast iron surfaces that have started to rust up after a short period of time if they are not well maintained. I have run cherry, hard maple, and oak through this jointer, and have been very satisifed with the finish on the wood. I give this jointer four stars only because it has a four inch capacity instead of the rather standard 6 inch capacity of most jointers, and I wish Craftsman would offer it in a six inch version. For the price however, I don't know where you would find a better entry-level jointer.
If a woodworker wanted to plane out surface areas on stock greater than the width limit of this machine then you'd have to do either bisquit or similar joins from piece to piece and then resurface the assembled stock on a larger surface planer. Never-the-less, most plane surface area are going to be limitrd from around 10 to 17 inches, and if you are trying to make a top for, say, a dinette table then at some point you are going to have to surface the the joined pieces with a portable surface planer to obtain a true surface aren't you? I'd much rather true out three piece by hand than say twenty pieces. Any thoughts on how to get a true surface on large joined stocks? Would power sanding handle the task? Many thanks!
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